Son of Monsterpalooza Makes Us Totally Geek Out

Russell Streiner (Johnny), Judith O'Dea (Barbara), and Kyra Schon (Karen Cooper) from Night of the Living Dead (All photos by Elise Thompson for The LA Beat)

Russell Streiner (Johnny), Judith O’Dea (Barbara), and Kyra Schon (Karen Cooper) from Night of the Living Dead (All photos by Elise Thompson for The LA Beat)

Last Friday, Son of Monsterpalooza descended upon the Burbank Marriott, bringing thrills, chills, and an impressive roster of makeup artists and movie stars. There were so many cool art galleries, shops, and displays that we didn’t even make it in to see any panels or movies. It wasn’t even necessary; we had a blast just wandering around.

The most exciting thing was meeting and photographing three of the stars from the zombie movie that started it all, “Night of the Living dead.” Russell Streiner, who both produced the film and played Johnny, guy on the worst date ever, Judith O’Dea (his blonde date, Barbara), and Kyra Schon, who played the 10 year-old Karen Cooper, the most memorable zombie of them all. They were all great sports, posing together for a picture.

I also totally lost my shit when I saw Ve Neill, makeup artist and judge of SyFy’s “Face Off.” She was there promoting a makeup set that Skin Illustrator had made using her custom colors called “Damaged Goods.” She was very sweet and made me feel special, which is a wonderful gift.

 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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